Questions tagged [adobe-after-effects]

Questions about the digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.

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Circle cursor on User Interface (UI) animation

How to make that transparent circle cursor in the view, looks like when we interact with our phone (open "Assistive Touch" feature). Is this made from After Effects as well ? Or do I have to download ...
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How to make a cylindric wrapping go all arround

I´m using After Effects and the cylindric wrapping tool for Text. The Text has the right size and everything, the only problem is, that the wrapping won´t close all the way. There is always a gap left....
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How to animate/make a gasoline spill pattern?

I'm trying to create/animate patterns like this, rainbow colors arranged in a gasoline spill pattern: I know you can do some chromatic abherration alterations using smudge tool in photoshop, but how ...
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How to render an already rendered after effect template?

I have downloaded a ready made template for After Effects. I edited it, added text and images of my own. When i put it for rendering I didn't find the h264 format. Without bothering much I ...
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Text Committing keyboard shortcut Consistency across Adobe Apps - AE, Premiere, Illustrator & Photoshop

Different Adobe application uses different ways to commit text (or exit text-editing mode) Photoshop - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Premiere - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Illustrator -...
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How to make the blinking cursor disappears in the end of text

I have this text typing with blinking cursor,I used the effect type-on-text-preset on the text so it's typing with cursor,but I want to control this cursor so I can scall it or change position or what ...
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Creating gradient stroke progress bar animation

I'm working on a circular progress bar animation or so-called loader that would look like this: I achieved a solid purple - white, no gradient one using rectangle + rounded corners + trimmed path in ...
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Applying round/rotation effect in illustrator

I am new in graphic design. I want to ask which effect created the round hair of lion above? And how colors were managed this way? I am trying transform but it rotates hair completely.
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How to “unwind” text or shapes that aren't paths?

Alright, I have a logo that is just a word typed out in a font: And I want to do something where the type "draws itself" or unwinds in, like this (wait for the end): I know how to use trim paths ...
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In after effects sort project layers by name (Numerical Order)

In after-effects to sort project layers by name, I click name toggle button in the project window but I can't seem to sort them in numerical order - you know, 1,2...9,10,11... Instead, it always ...
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Layers in after effects

trying to work with an AI file in after effects. I noticed that all my sub layers within AI are invisible within AE. I can see all my top layers but nothing nested within them. IE I have a group of ...
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How to create animation with svg format file?

How to create svg animation like this? https://cl.parspack.com/clients/templates/ps_seven/img/svg/header.svg I search on google but I can't any way to create animation with svg format file like this. ...
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After Effects spectrum on path has gabs on angles

I'm working on a project where I have a spectrum running along a path in the form of a pentagon. I wanted to use this to generate 2 lines in the rough form of a pentagon but [reacting to the music in ...
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How to merge paths into one object and save initial colors in Adobe Illustrator?

I am creating a tree draw in Adobe Illustrator and I want to export this draw into Adobe After Effects and later create some animations on leaves and later export with Bodymovin library into the React ...
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Is there a “Do not modify corners of shape” function in Adobe After Effects?

I want to do a simple animation of leaves and a branch. There are two anchor points that should be stopped from moving their positions. In Adobe Animate there is a function called Do not modify ...
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Bodymovin with Adobe After Effect - how to export gradient?

I want to animate some shapes and later export them using the Bodymovin extension that allows me later to bring this animation into React projects. My problem is that the 'Ramp' effect doesn't work ...
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How to make this staggered 3D rotating text effect in AE?

I saw this amazing moving poster... and I really want to know how to make this text animation! So, i wanna know how to make that kind of spinning text. and what is that irregular glitch effext???
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AfterEffects 3d - can I get an outline around an extrusion?

Ok, so Ive imported a path from illustrator into AE and made it 3d, so I have this - What I want is an outlined version, but of the extruded path. This is rough, but like this: Dynamic while it is ...
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How to make a comic-like glitch like this in Aftereffects?

Im trying to make something like this (ignore text): Its a computer glitch which is featured in many tutorials, however it is stippled/crosshatched like a comic. I want both (dots and lines) ideally. ...
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Joining Vertex points in After Effects

I have a path and would like to join two vertex points in After Effects. It is the easiest thing in Illustrator and photoshop but I would like to do in After Effects. Thanks
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whenever i click on create shapes from vector layers it turns grey in after effects

I am a beginner in the after effects and i want to animate my AI file After Effects . I am imported the file in composition mode and then select all the AI files and create the shape from the vector ...
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How to export files with gradient in After Effects

I'm working on a small project where I need to make a few glowing fireflies in After Effects :) I used an adjustment layer on top of all other layers and added a subtle grain effect, which nicely ...
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How can I use multiple layers as a subtractive mask for a single layer in After Effects?

I am trying use the three lines as a subtractive mask for the circle. Each line is it's own layer that animates over the circle. What I tried: 1.) Using TrkMat to mask the one of the lines. (this ...
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Save one frame in After Effects as svg (vector) instead of psd?

I have used the 'Composition - Save Frame as - Photoshop Layers....", but was wondering if there is some plugin or some 'thing' that could save the frame as a vector file instead (.svg, .eps, .ai)? ...
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How to use Shape layer with the Saber plugin

As beginner i created small animation with shape layer. Adding trim and repeater to it. Is it possible to use saber plugin with the same animation. If yes now. Any suggestion. Thanks. Star Burst file
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How to set preview at end

I do not want to loop the animation in preview. I want to see the animation once. Clicking the preview button, animation finish but it come back on the 1st frame. How can i stop the head to come back ...
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Adobe After Effects: Changing color and font style through expression

I am trying to achieve something like this using expressions. Where any number followed by a dot is Red in color (including dot) and then anything inside parentheses is italics and yellow in color, ...
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why color changes after applying alpha mattee

Newbie here. Default color are green orange. After alpha track matte why the color disappear and its only white in color.
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How to dock the panel

I have install the script and i want to dock the panel in After effect. I can just move the panel here and there is no option or snap so that i can dock it. The panel moving above the other panel and ...
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How to change a shape made in photoshop to aftereffects shape

I have imported a logo made in photoshop tp aftereffects and now I need to animate the borders of the shape and create trim path animation. How do I do that?
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After effects: New shape or text layer masks everything below it

Why is this happening? When I'm trying to create a second layer, whether it is a shape or a text layer, it masks the layer below it. I guess there must be an easy way around this but for some ...
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After effects X number of images, same composition

I am new to After Effects. I have a template or composition if that's what it's called. It has 5 images with text and different text added to the composition. If I send template.aep to anyone else, ...
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What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects?

What's the difference between the Add and Linear Dodge blend modes in After Effects? Aren't they the same thing? The user guide page isn't of much help because it doesn't specify the differences in ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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How to paint black mask in After Effects?

Ok, I have some custom effects that I need to paint a mask for in an animation - my idea was either to use After Effects or Premiere. I'd prefer AE. Basically what I need is to be able to paint with ...
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Adding transition effects to a gif or short video

I'm pretty new to creating GIFs and video effects so please excuse my ignorance. I searched for 2-3 hours for a simple tutorial on this but it is difficult to find. Would anyone know how I can do ...
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How to remove the outline of joint text in after effect?

I have inserted glow effect to this text. I want to combine overlapping characters so that they have only one outline. How it can be done?
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Approximate path Illustrator plugin

I've been creating simple animations like the one shown here. But I want to find a way to speed up the process by making the path jitter (not the thickness) while keeping a uniform stroke thickness (I'...
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Create Shapes from Vector Layer in After Effects results in grey box

I`m trying to create shapes from Vector Layer using after effects from imported objects that included png images from illustrator as ai file. When select "Create shapes from vector layer", results is ...
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Shape path property seems missing in after effect

In my After Effects cc 2019; I'm trying to change properties of star shape's path but it seems it's inner and outer radius properties missing. Looking forward to any help of what could've wrong.
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How can you create an infinite looping GIF using After Effects? [duplicate]

I tried to do this in After effects, it worked but the quality with each zoom decreased (I guess it's not zoom, it's something else). So I believe we must preserve the quality, and After effects can'...
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Can you apply more than one effect to a layer in After Effects?

For example, I would like to apply both rainfall and Gaussian Blur effect to one layer, how can I achieve that?
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Aftereffects: How to create easing with Mask path changes?

Alright I have a growing pill shape in AE that one frame where the width is very small, final frame has width pretty big. Just 2 frames. I set keyframe interp to bezier, but Im getting a pretty ...
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Chocolate Fluid animation In After Effects

Basically i'm designing one candy themed game and i chose cheese plus chocolate theme as you can see in below image and upon dragging chocolate [fluid properties] it should flow downside like ...
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Is there possibility to export from Toon Boom Animation Harmony 16 Pro to json?

I'm a developer and we want to create an animated hero for one-to-one video chat and this here will be like the third participant. We want to get along only with css animation in extreme case start ...
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After Effects CC Cylinder Issue

I'm trying to revolve text around a sphere. Kinda like this: I watched a few tutorials and they easily apply CC Cylinder and it automatically turns into that. When I apply CC Cylinder, it bends to a ...
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Blending modes across different compositions in After Effects

It seems that the blending mode that I set to multiply on the shape layer of a composition in After Effects is not interacting with the composition directly beneath it on the master composition. The ...
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Pattern from polygon on layer in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects, and I am trying to create a polygon tile with hexagons (a honeycomb-like pattern) on a shape layer, in a manner similar to the pattern fills in Illustrator. However, as I ...
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Creating a clipping mask (or an after effects equivalent) within a shape layer to mask out a group of objects

Is there an easy way to create a clipping mask within an After Effects shape layer? It seems from my research that the merge path operator added to a shape layer can operate on single drawn vector ...
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Parented scaling in After Effects

can anyone help on how to obtain an animation like this http://blankposter.com/portfolio/mix-by-habiba-nasr? I've tried parenting circles but still I can’t get the same result. Thanks, Mat

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